Events on the May Isle

Events in 2017

2017 Special event days hosted on the Isle of May by Scottish Natural Heritage in conjunction with Anstruther Pleasure Cruises.

1000 years of sanctity – Isle of May archaeology exhibition
From mid-May to the end of September

Seabird Weekend
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June
The Isle of May is home to over 200 000 seabirds, including 46,000 pairs of breeding puffins. This Seabird weekend is a chance to find out more about their fascinating lives. Get close to the birds and talk to the experts. There will be bird ringing demonstrations, telescopes, research exhibitions and more.

Family Fun Days
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st July
Face painting, storytelling, treasure hunt, crafts.
Meet the Piper Puffin! Come in sea themed fancy dress to win a prize.

Open Doors to the Lighthouses

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
The Isle of May has been a lighthouse Island for more than 350 years and has three lighthouses including Scotland’s Oldest, the Beacon. For the only weekend in the year, most of the lighthouse buildings on the Island will be open for visitors to explore. It is a rare chance to see inside some of the Island’s other buildings.

Seals weekend
Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October
The Isle of May has the largest East coast breeding colony of grey seals in Scotland. Come and learn more about them and view the first pups of the season.
For more details go to the Isle of May page on the NNR website